A report from Discovery Vitality revealed that Cape Town is the most active city in South Africa, with the best drivers to boot.
This is according to the Road to a Healthier South Africa, released by Discovery Vitality, that presents the latest insights on the physical activity levels and driving behaviour of over half a million Vitality members in Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria.
Discovery Vitality said: “When it comes to better driving, Durban fares the worst nationally – with their driving behaviour measuring 11% below the winning city, Cape Town. Cape Town is followed in order by Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, Johannesburg and Pretoria.”
Dr Craig Nossel, the Head of Vitality Wellness, said: “There are two main behaviours causing significant illness and deaths among South Africans. One, how we drive. Two, how much we move.”
Head of the Trauma Unit at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Professor Sebastian van As, said: ” I could quote many stats on road accidents. They all boil down to one chilling fact: almost 90% are caused by bad driving behaviour – simple. We can’t control the behaviour of other road users, but we can choose our own behaviour. This is where we must start if we want a safer, healthier South Africa.”